April, 2021 | Olympia Fitness + Performance
Olympia Fitness RI

Olympia Fitness + Performance is a state of the art training facility in Cranston RI that employs a highly qualified staff of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainers. We have worked with athletes and professionals of all ability levels and walks of life, and will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your goals. So what are you waiting for? Regardless of your current level of fitness, the time to start is now!

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April 2021

As a strength and conditioning coach, I work with a variety of people who have lofty goals—including losing weight, hitting a certain body fat percentage, playing a D1 sport in college, or passing a municipal physical performance test. Many people are clearly focused on their goal and act accordingly; they plan ahead, they complete training sessions no matter how tired or busy they are, and they take charge of all of the details outside of the gym (sleep, hydration, nutrition, stress management). Others clearly have some type of internal conflict, because their

ACL tears have been plaguing athletics for quite some time.  Over the past 30 years, high school sports participation has increased, and ACL injuries have skyrocketed as a result.  Each year, somewhere between 100,000-200,000 athletes in the United States suffer this devastating injury.  Anyone who’s been through it will likely tell you the aftermath is worse than the injury itself. This aftermath includes the emotional toll, costly surgical repair, long rehabilitation process, missing out on social life, impatience and agitation, and the list goes on.   What Causes ACL Tears? The knee joint

We live in a time where we see everyone’s highlight reel on social media. We constantly see the best things that happen to everyone and the things that they want to share to build the public perception that they want to convey. All too often I feel that this is also the story that is painted about athletes that train at facilities like ours. Because we see them making commitments to college athletic programs or winning big tournaments, the perception is that training is for athletes who are elite, or

Soccer is a game of performing short bursts of high effort sprints and changes of direction over 90 or more minutes. Because of the nature of the sport, lately I’ve seen a lot of social media posts and players emphasizing only training as such, doing repeated short distance sprints or different types of shuttle runs. Although this will still help players, they’re missing out on a giant component of their match fitness, aerobic fitness!   Aerobic fitness is simply a players ability to use oxygen to create energy to sustain the activity

“Is my child too young to start working out”? This is a question that parents often ask. Many people see the opportunity for their child to improve athletically with strength training, but wonder if they will be doing more harm than good. This is a legitimate concern because the last thing that any parent wants is to cause harm to their child, especially if the intention was good. The research tells us a different story though, one that says that we’re actually helping prevent future injury by getting kids involved